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LION: Wisconsin lawmakers should take clear-eyed look at journalism center
The Board of Directors of Local Independent Online News Publishers expresses concern over a vote by Wisconsin legislators to evict the nonprofit, nonpartisan Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism from the University of Wisconsin campus.
Indie pride: LION Publishers membership tops 100
Membership in Local Independent Online News Publishers reached more than 100 at the beginning of June, the national educational nonprofit announced Tuesday. LION Publishers members include more than 90 dues-paying CEOs of local indie news sites around the country, plus their business partners and selected staff members.
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New Board member: Denise Civiletti
Denise Civiletti of RiverheadLOCAL.com was recently selected by the Board of Directors to help lead LION Publishers
Sez who? LION joins call for accuracy, attribution
LION backs industry statement on plagiarism, ethics: Reporters do a lot of things to earn their keep: interview public figures, comb through public records, attend community events, work to offer comprehensive background on the tough questions we face together. But what we get paid for is something that should never be questioned, never be for sale. Trust.
LION members reach settlement with sheriff over blacklist
The publishers of a California news site, LakeCoNews.com, have settled a lawsuit against a local sheriff after his office agreed to stop blacklisting them and provide public records.
Ben Ilfeld resigning from LION Board
Because of his other business interests, Ben Ilfeld is resigning from the Board of Directors of the Local Independent Online News Publishers, effective Feb. 20. “This is a difficult day for me. I completely believe in LION. I completely believe in local independent publishers. You are all the future.”
LION members suing local sheriff, alleging retaliation, withheld records
The publishers of Lake County News in California are suing their local sheriff, alleging he restricted access to public information in retaliation for reports that he is under investigation for allegedly lying about a shooting in which he was involved.